Low-Fat Crêpes



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  • Total: 17 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 6 crêpes (6 servings)

This basic recipe for low-fat crêpes is simple to make with nonfat milk, only one egg, and absolutely no butter. Eat them with a little confectioners' sugar and a squeeze of lemon, or top them with low-fat ingredients such as yogurt and fruit and roll them up before enjoying.

Nutrition Facts per Crêpe: 57 calories, 8 calories from fat, 0.9 g total fat (sat 0.3), 35 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 9.3 g carbohydrate, 0.3 g fiber, 3 g protein


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2/3 cup nonfat milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Gently spoon flour into a measuring cup and level with the back of a knife.

  2. Put flour and salt in a medium bowl and stir with a hand whisk.

  3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg. Whisk egg and flour while pouring milk into the bowl, stirring well to combine. The batter should be free of lumps. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  4. Spray an 8-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat skillet on medium high.

  5. Add 1/4 cup of batter to hot skillet and swirl around the pan to cover as much of the bottom of the skillet as possible. As the edges cook, use a spatula to lift the edges of the crêpe.

  6. After about 1 minute, flip the crêpe over and cook for a further 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate and start over until the batter is done. This should yield about 6 crêpes, so probably serves 2 or 3.

  7. Enjoy with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar and a squeeze of lemon, or use the crêpes as the base for a fruity filling.

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